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Key Travel is the official University of Manchester Travel Management Partner.

Key Travel provide a one-stop-shop for all your travel needs including:-

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Rail
  • Eurostar
  • International Car Hire

The Key Travel system will:

  • Offer a wide range of fares and rates
  • Provide the flexibility to handle complex travel requirements
  • Assist the University in meeting our obligation to provide a duty of care to our staff
  • The University has a contract with Key Travel to offer a one stop shop for all travel including hotel, rail, flights, Group bookings, Visa and overseas car hire.
  • It is expected that the Travel Management System is used for all spend on the categories noted above.  Such booking must also comply with the University Travel policy.
  • Business travel only covers the following two types of journey:
    • Journeys forming part of an employee's employment duties (such as journeys between appointments or to external meetings;
    • Journeys related to an employee's attendance at a temporary workplace.
  • If a trip includes any personal element, then this must be booked with Key Travel using the off-line booking route. The personal element must be paid directly with Key Travel.
  • Travel to an employee’s normal place of work does not qualify as business travel.

Contact Details:


0161 819 9797


0161 819 8935


0161 819 6865

Emergency For urgent assistance out of hours

+44 (0)161 819 9797

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Reservations Reservations for up to 9 passengers

+44 (0)161 819 9797

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Specialist Travel Groups of 10 or more people, meetings, events, conferences or study trips

+44 (0)161 819 9797

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+44 (0)161 819 9797

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Anything Else    +44 (0)161 819 9797

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Key Travel Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 08:45am - 5:30pm (GMT)
Saturday: 09:00am - 1:00pm (GMT) 
Excluding bank holidays